Global Patent Index - EP 1010158 A1

EP 1010158 A1 20000621 - LABOR-SAVING PROCESS AND ARTICLE FOR MAKING DIMENSIONAL SIGN GRAPHICS

Title (en)

LABOR-SAVING PROCESS AND ARTICLE FOR MAKING DIMENSIONAL SIGN GRAPHICS

Title (de)

ARBEITSSPARENDES VERFAHREN UND ARTIKEL ZUM ERZEUGEN EINER RELIEFANZEIGEGRAPHIK

Title (fr)

PROCEDE NECESSITANT MOINS DE MAIN D'OEUVRE ET ARTICLE PERMETTANT DE REALISER DES CARACTERES DIMENSIONNELS POUR UNE ENSEIGNE

Publication

EP 1010158 A1 20000621 (EN)

Application

EP 96938784 A 19961111

Priority

  • US 9617750 W 19961111
  • US 57664495 A 19951221

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9723858A1] A sign having raised or recessed, three-dimensional graphics (20) and a method of making the sign are disclosed. The sign is fabricated from a laminated, multilayered blank (10) having a substantially continuous face layer formed of a conformable, thermoplastic material (12); a substantially continuous middle layer (14) formed of a colored film; and a substantially continuous profile layer (16) formed of a profile film. In use, dimensional characters (20) are cut into the blank (10) through the profile (16) and middle layers (14) only. Unwanted material is weeded out from around the cut, dimensional characters (20) and the resulting blank (10) is vacuum-thermoformed to cause the uncut face layer (12) to conform to the dimensional characters (20). A background sheet of a color contrasting to the middle sheet is then laminated to the back of the blank to form the completed sign.

IPC 1-7

G09F 7/16; G09B 21/00; B44C 1/16; B44C 1/24

IPC 8 full level

B44C 1/16 (2006.01); G09B 21/00 (2006.01); G09F 7/00 (2006.01); G09F 7/16 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP KR US)

B44C 1/162 (2013.01 - EP US); G09B 21/003 (2013.01 - EP US); G09F 7/16 (2013.01 - KR); G09F 7/165 (2013.01 - EP US); Y10S 428/913 (2013.01 - EP US); Y10T 428/24802 (2015.01 - EP US); Y10T 428/24901 (2015.01 - EP US); Y10T 428/2495 (2015.01 - EP US); Y10T 428/31504 (2015.04 - EP US); Y10T 428/31786 (2015.04 - EP US); Y10T 428/31855 (2015.04 - EP US); Y10T 428/31935 (2015.04 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9723858 A1 19970703; AU 7608196 A 19970717; CA 2238720 A1 19970703; EP 1010158 A1 20000621; JP 2000502815 A 20000307; KR 19990072216 A 19990927; US 5686170 A 19971111

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 9617750 W 19961111; AU 7608196 A 19961111; CA 2238720 A 19961111; EP 96938784 A 19961111; JP 52362597 A 19961111; KR 19980704614 A 19980618; US 57664495 A 19951221